Users of The Daily Page now have the ability to add comments to the bottom of articles posted to The Daily section of the website. This is a fairly straightforward commenting application, similar to what you'll find on many blogs and newspaper sites.
By now, it's almost cliché to refer to traditional media as a lecture and the Internet as a conversation, but it's clear that people now expect to be able to interact with content online and adding comments is a step in that direction on The Daily Page. We hope our users will embrace this step and further participate with the site by adding their opinions, personal experiences, clarifications and questions to our articles.
To get started, all you need is a Forum account. If you already have one, we're asking that you supply your first and last name to post comments. Don't worry, you can still post to Forum with an anonymous username. But we hope to hold users to a slightly higher standard in comments and think using real names is a good way to accomplish that.
Your Forum account will be tied to your real name, if you supply yours, so if you wish to keep your Forum identity a secret, you'll need to create a new Forum account for comments.
We have a few guidelines, but in general we're hoping users will keep their comments on topic and refrain from leaving obscene, hateful or unproductive posts. Isthmus and The Daily Page reserve the right to remove comments for any reason and we'll likely be much more proactive here than on Forum.
To avoid making a huge deal out of something that isn't, I'll stop here. If you have any questions, please leave them as comments on this post, in TDP's Forum or email them to me. I look forward to hearing from you.